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Philadelphia LISC is helping finance Community Partnership School's new home, which will transform a blighted and vacant building in Strawberry Mansion neighborhood into a state-of-the-art school.
The award-winning Home Preservation Initiative (HPI) has been selected as one of 19 multi-sector partnerships to participate in the national BUILD Health Challenge. HPI provides home repairs to low-income, elderly, and disabled residents in West Philadelphia. BUILD provides an opportunity to engage new partners to reduce the burden of unhealthy housing on youth with asthma.
LISC will seed a new small business development fund and spur healthy food-related enterprises with this week's award from the federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will help support entrepreneurs, create jobs, expand local incomes and reduce blight in low-income areas.